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Apple’s is about ten-percent off its recent highs. And if the chart is any indication, the pain could just be starting.
Yesterday it appeared as though the market got a "Romney bump" and at least one options trader believes the market's rally will follow through into the election.
On Wednesday, we saw large options trades on VIX futures. Traders were betting that the "fear" index would remain in its current range through November expiration.
Recently Sprint has been a turnaround story: brand recognition has improved since it began offering customers the iPhone and Galaxy S, and the company has entered the LTE tablet market, boosting revenue and allowing the company to slowly reduce debt.
As Best Buy's stock approaches multi-year lows, one option trader is betting the stock is about to rally.
One is a major oil company, the other is a social media giant. One has a P/E below 10, and the other has a P/E above 120. One has risen almost 20% in the past three months, and the other has plunged almost 30%. But these two companies have at least one thing in common: On Friday the traders on CNBC's “Options Action” see them heading higher.
Yahoo's stock has had a tough year— it’s down 1.5% while the S&P 500 is up 13.3%. But one options trader is betting that the company has better times to look forward to.
On Wednesday, as Microsoft fell for the fourth day in a row, we noticed options traders stepping into the market to buy long-dated calls.
Yesterday we saw some bullish action in Viacom, with one options trader buying 60,000 December 60 calls for $0.50 each with the stock at 54.59.
Something seemed to have the traders on Friday’s episode of “Options Action” feeling mighty bearish.
On Friday we saw some unusual options activity on Facebook.
Prior to Oracle's earnings report yesterday, one trader bought 20,307 Oct. 32-strike puts for $0.79 and sold the same number of the Jan. 34-strike calls for $0.98.
Yesterday's unusual options activity focused on two different clothing retailers.
The bullish tone of these trades is interesting given the predominately negative tone of news out of the region.
Monday's biggest options trades again involved the financial sector. There was also unusual options activity in the mining sector.
When Fed Chairman Bernanke unveiled a new round of qualitative easing last week, it sure made the "Options Action" traders optimistic. At least, that’s the way it seemed on Friday’s show, when they presented two bullish trades — one on Apple, and another on Wells Fargo.
Here's your third Quarter QE3 play: Buy banks and emerging markets while selling small caps and US dollar.
Fed wakes up assets from the dead - Upside Calls being bought in names that lagged in 1st half .
Yesterday's move was really impressive, and if bond buying is open-ended then there's no rush to sell stocks or buy protection.
CNBC's Options Action contributor says to sell gold and treasuries ahead of today's meeting.
"Fast Money" trader Dan Nathan weighs in on the soda wars with insight to options action in Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's stocks.
Digging into heavy activity in McDonald's and Chipotle, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of Dash Financial Group.
Some options traders are betting on a big move in Herbalife, with CNBC contributor Mike Khouw of Dash Financial Group.
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Mike Khouw, Options Action trader, shares his view on News Corp stock on the heels of testimony from Rupert Murdoch before British Parliament.
Do you have a question for the Options Action team? Options Action selects a viewer's question and gives the answer on the show's Make The Call Web Extra video.